The side of the house where the side gates were required was a little wider than normal which would make a single gate too large. Centre opening double Ashton side gates were suggested which would have a more pleasing aesthetic. The fence on the side of the house was too flimsy to support a gate so a 100mm square steel pillar needed to be installed to support one side.
Using the original front gates (which we had just restored) as a guide, the Ashton design was adapted for the side gates to capture the look that was wanted.
The installation was very straight forward but the house was cement rendered and there was no way of knowing if you were drilling into bricks or mortar so dynabolts would be a bit dicey. Instead it was decided to use Chemset studs which provided a much more secure anchor without putting undue stress on the brickwork.
The installation of the Ashton style side gates has made a nice addition to the overall look of the property.